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Graduate Student-at-Large

Tuition and Fees

Please see the UChicago Bursar site for the definitive list of current tuition and fees for the GSAL program.

Tuition and Fees for the 2023–2024 Academic Year

Tuition or Fee Type Cost
Graduate Student-at-Large course* $4,314
Lifetime Transcript fee (all registered students) $75
Graduate Student Services fee $466
University Student Health Insurance (may be waived with proof of comparable coverage) USHIP

*International Students needing a J1 visa from the University of Chicago may only apply for the Graduate Student-at-Large (GSAL) program and must be registered for three courses per quarter to maintain full-time status.

For International Students Needing J1-visas (per quarter):
Tuition or Fee Type Cost

Tuition (Three GSAL courses)


Living Expenses (Graduate Students Services Fee, USHIP health insurance, Lifetime transcript fee and housing)


Total for International Students Needing J1 visas for One Quarter


** Housing costs have not been updated for the 2023-24 academic year and are subject to increase.

Financial Aid

Graduate Student-at-Large is a non-degree program. Students enrolled in the program are not eligible for University grants and scholarships or most federal financial aid. Student loans may be available through the Student Loan Administration and the Maroon Financial Credit Union.


Payment must be made with a check or money order. Payment and billing schedule information is available from the Office of the Bursar.

University tuition payment plans and credit card payments are not available to GSAL students.

University Staff Employee Tuition Remission

Benefits-eligible staff employees may apply for tuition remission. The University will pay up to 50% of the tuition for up to two courses per quarter, at either the graduate or undergraduate level. The Staff Tuition Assistance Benefit form should be submitted directly to the University Benefits Office.